IceCaps – Comets: A Numbers Game (Nov. 1, 2016)

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Here are some comments and observations from the St. John’s IceCaps vs the Utica Comets game at the Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

1  A quick look at tonight’s line combos and D pairings along with injuries and scratches:

Andrighetto – Terry – Carr                                                    Barberio – Hanley

Hudon – McCarron – Scherbak                                            Lernout – Samuelsson

Matteau – Audette – Farnham                                               Johnston – Didier

Broll – MacMillan – Gregoire

Starting Goalie: Lindgren
Backup Goalie: Danis

Scratches: Crisp, Racine, Parisi and Eisenschmid

Injuries: Friberg (day-to-day) and de la Rose (Nov. 6)

IceCaps in Montreal: None

IceCaps in Brampton: Thrower, Coderre-Gagnon, Fucale and Veilleux

Notes: 

2  The IceCaps power play went 2 for 4 tonight to bring their season total to 11 for 37 for a 27.3% success rate. Note: The Icecaps entered the game with the 3rd ranked PP in the league with a 29.7% success rate.

3  St. John’s penalty kill went 4 for 5 tonight to bring their season total to 34 for 39 for a 87.2%success rate. Note: The Icecaps entered the game with the 11th ranked PK in the league with a 85.7% success rate.

4  The IceCaps were out-shot by the Comets 33-25Carr  led the IceCaps and all players with 5 shots while DeSimone and Zalewski led the Comets with 4 shots. (1st period 12-9 Comets, 2nd period 8-7 IceCaps, 3rd period 11-5 Comets, OT period 5-3 IceCaps)

5  This was the 1st of 8 meetings between the two teams with St. John’s holding a 1-0-0-0 record scoring while giving up 3.

6  The IceCaps season record now stands at 4-4-1-0 scoring 30 while giving up 32. Their road record is 2-3-1-0 scoring 19 while giving up 21 while their home record now stands at 2-1-0-0 scoring 11 while giving up 11.

7  In the last 10 games the IceCaps have a record of 4-4-1-0 scoring 30 while giving up 32.  The IceCaps are currently in 5th place in the division .375 pct behind division leader Toronto. Note: Winning percentage now determines the standings in the AHL instead of points due to the unbalanced schedule being played by the western teams.

8  After tonight’s game their record now stands at 4-4-1-0 scoring 30 while giving up 32. Last year as the Bulldogs their record was 5-2-1-1 scoring 30 and giving up 30.

9  Quick points:

  • a) Scherbak scored 2 goals giving him goals in 3 straight games.
  • b) The IceCaps have scored a power play goal in 7 of the 9 games played this season.
  • c) The IceCaps have now given up 5 power play goals in their last 3 games on just 14 chances.
  • d) Lindgren is still the only IceCap goalie to record a victory this season 4 wins in 4 games.
  • e) Terry picked up 2 assists giving him 1 goal and 7 assists in his last 5 games played.
  • f) Scherbak has a 4 game point streak going scoring 4 goals and 1 assist over that span.
  • g) Lindgren has given up 9 goals on a 144 shots for a SV% of .938.
  • h) Carr has 1 goal, 8 shots and an even rating since being sent down 2 games ago.
  • I) Hudon picked up an assist giving him 4 goals and 2 assists in his last 6 games played.
  • j) McCarron had 1 assist giving him 4 assists in his last 4 games played.

10  A look at the 3 stars of the game:

  • 1st Star: Mark Barberio of St. John’s with 1 goal, 1 assist, 3 shots and an even rating.
  • 2nd Star: Nikita Scherbak of St. John’s with 2 goals, 3 shots and a +1 rating.
  • 3rd Star: Jordan Subban of Utica with 2 assists and a +2 rating.
  • Player of the Game: Daniel Carr with 1 goal, 5 shots and an even rating.

11 My 3 stars of the game would have been:

  • 1st Star: Nikita Scherbak of St. John’s with 2 goals, 3 shots and a +1 rating.
  • 2nd Star: Mark Barberio of St. John’s with 1 goal, 1 assist, 3 shots and an even rating.
  • 3rd Star: Jordan Subban of Utica with 2 assists and a +2 rating.
  • Player of the Game: Chris Terry with 2 assists and a +1 rating.

12  Mark Barberio scores in overtime lifting the IceCaps to a 3-2 victory over the Utica Comets in front of 3339 fans at the Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Nikita Scherbak scores on the power play at 3:05 of the opening period putting the IceCaps up 1-0 with the lone assist going to Chris Terry.

With less than a minute gone in the second the Comets Carter Bancks ties the game on the power play with helpers going to Alexandre Grenier and Joseph Labate.

Daniel Carr gets his 1st of the season on the power play at 1:10 of the third period with assists going to Charles Hudon and Mark Barberio.

Nikita Scherbak makes it 3-1 IceCaps at 9:32 of the third period with assists to Ryan Johnston and Micheal McCarron.

Less than a minute later Phil DeSimone makes it a 3-2 game with assists to Jordan Subban and John Negrin.

Darren Archibald ties the game 13:54 of the third period with assist to John Negrin and Jordan Subban.

Mark Barberio scores at 3:01 of overtime to give the IceCaps the victory with assists going to Chris Terry and Stefan Matteau.

Charlie Lindgren would stop 30 of 33 shots while Thatcher Demko would stop 21 of 25 shots in the losing cause. Final score: 4-3 IceCaps in OT.

Next game for the IceCaps is Wednesday, Nov. 2 at Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland where they take on the Utica Comets again.

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2 Responses to IceCaps – Comets: A Numbers Game (Nov. 1, 2016)

  1. I have a couple of comments and maybe you were tired posting this but how did power play % drop if they went 2 for 4 in the game and Lindgren did not get the loss. Just nitpicking but oh well good to see them winning and I like that someone keeps us informed about our future Habs.

    dra58 November 2, 2016 at 5:09 am Reply
    • typos

      Michael Gomez November 2, 2016 at 6:22 pm Reply

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